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Hank Pennington
 
Outdoor Kodiak: Home for the holidays
The excitement of Christmas morning has passed, even if the refrigerator is full of leftovers and the house a shambles of gift wrap and new toys. In many households the togetherness of Christmas will keep on giving for days to come, with mom and dad off for the week and the kids home from school ...
Dec 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Holiday deer hunts
For many Kodiak families, holiday deer hunts are a tradition. Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, they set out for regions of the island with liberal bag limits and put lots of venison in the freezer. Remote hunting is certainly better than in the heavily hunted areas of the road system, but ho...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Christmas for fishermen
It occurred to me that last week I overlooked Christmas gift buying for one group of outdoor enthusiasts. Fishermen! It’s easy to forget about fishing this time of year, but in no time at all, the fishing opportunities will be popping up like spring flowers. My frame of reference for recommending...
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Christmas for outdoorsmans
I’m luckier than most when it’s time for Christmas shopping. My wife and I share many outdoor interests, and I have a pretty clear idea what she needs as well as what she wants. Sharing interests is a two way street at Christmas. She also has a pretty clear idea of what I need and what new things...
Dec 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Hunting ducks in December
The wind blasted onshore, ripping sheets of water from the river meandering across the tide flats. It was so cold the airborne droplets froze instantly, lashing me with icy pellets and bouncing to the ground to shine like diamonds in the bright sun. Any sane human being would be home by a warm fi...
Nov 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Preparing for winter
In my early years on Kodiak, I spent many unplanned nights in the hills. I was prone to walking too far, staying too late and shooting deer at dusk, when I should have been hiking the miles back to my truck. My wife and I had a deal worked out, based on my overnighting record before we moved to K...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Slow days for ducks
We can’t always pick our days, much less the weather, for duck hunts. If conditions aren’t ideal, should you stay home or hunt anyway? I vote for hunting even when conditions aren’t right. If I don’t manage to connect, it’s still a great opportunity to scout locations for future hunts. Duck hunte...
Nov 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Outdoor Kodiak: Tackle your fall fishing chores by packing away properly
I’m tossing in the towel! Good fishing continues in local waters, but I’m through for the season. The weather and water temperature have passed my comfort threshold, and other outdoor interests abound. Fishing isn’t as much fun than it was a month ago. With so many alternatives, what’s the issue?...
Nov 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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